What does the Bible really tell us about the heavenly host?Everyone knows that angels have wings, usually carry harps, and that each of us has our own personal guardian angel, right? We all have some preconceptions about angels from movies, television shows, and other media, but you might be surprised to know that a lot of those notions aren´t based on anything from the Bible. If you read Luke 1:26–38 and imagine the angel Gabriel standing before Mary with neatly folded white wings, you´re not getting that picture from anything the Bible itself says.What the Bible really says about angels is overlooked or filtered through popular myths. This book was written to help change that. It´s a book about the loyal members of God´s heavenly host, and while most people associate them with the word ´´angel,´´ that´s just one of many terms the Bible uses for supernatural beings. In The Unseen Realm, Michael Heiser opened the eyes of thousands to seeing the Bible through the supernatural worldview of the ancient world it was written in. In his latest book, Angels, Dr. Heiser reveals what the Bible really says about God´s supernatural servants. Heiser focuses on loyal, holy heavenly beings because the Bible has a lot more to say about them than most people suspect. Most people presume all there is to know about angels is what has been passed on in Christian tradition, but in reality, that tradition is quite incomplete and often inaccurate.Angels is not guided by traditions, stories, speculations, or myths about angels. Heiser´s study is grounded in the terms the Bible itself uses to describe members of God´s heavenly host; he examines the terms in their biblical context while drawing on insights from the wider context of the ancient Near Eastern world.The Bible´s view on heavenly beings begins with Old Testament terms but then moves into literature from the Second Temple period? Jewish writ 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gordon Greenhill. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137393/bk_acx0_137393_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week on The Best of Car Talk, have Tom and Ray found a more productive way to settle their disagreements than, ´´You moron´´? Find out as they differ over whether John should dump his family´s beloved Chevelle before its hyper-sensitive brakes send the family dental bills into seven figures. Elsewhere, Phil´s wife thinks she´d be less paranoid about her car breaking down if she was married to a mechanic; Dennis is looking for a non-combative gesture to let other drivers know he´s sorry for cutting them off; and after a year of listening to her Volvo moan, Alice has decided it´s finally time to figure out what´s ailing it. All this, plus some gift ideas straight from the floors of Car Talk Plaza, and lots more, this week on The Best of Car Talk. [Broadcast Date: December 13, 2014] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Magliozzi, Ray Magliozzi. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/cart/141213/rt_cart_141213_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Modern Families, Joshua Gamson brings us extraordinary family creation tales - his own included - that illuminate this changing world of contemporary kinship. Combining personal memoir and ethnographic storytelling, Modern Families tells a variety of unconventional family-creation tales - adoption and assisted reproduction, gay and straight parents, coupled and single, and multi-parent families - set against the social, legal, and economic contexts in which they were made. In these stories, family creation was painstaking and sometimes difficult. Often, parts of biological reproduction took place in a different body than that of the parents raising the child; sometimes, the model of kinship was made up virtually from scratch, often in tension with legally and socially sanctioned versions of family. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/026123/bk_adbl_026123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sound Pictures traces the story of the Beatles´ breathtaking artistic trajectory after reaching the creative heights of Rubber Soul. As the bandmates engage in brash experimentation both inside and outside the studio, Martin toils along with manager Brian Epstein to consolidate the Beatles´ fame in the face of growing sociocultural pressures, including the crisis associated with the ´´Beatles are more popular than Jesus´´ scandal. Meanwhile, he also struggles to make his way as an independent producer in the highly competitive world of mid-1960s rock ´n´ roll. As Martin and the Beatles create one landmark album after another, including such masterworks as Revolver, Sgt. Pepper´s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (The White Album), and Abbey Road, the internal stakes and interpersonal challenges become ever greater. During his post-Beatles years, Martin attempts to discover new vistas of sound recording with a host of acts, including Jeff Beck, America, Cheap Trick, Paul McCartney, and Elton John, his creative breakthroughs followed by unprecedented commercial success. Eventually, though, all roads bring Martin back to the Beatles, as the group seeks out new ways to memorialize their achievement under the supervision of the man who has come to be known as Sir George. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Woodson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013216/bk_tant_013216_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Create amazing business opportunities and reach more followers with the power of Instagram marketing! Money doesn´t just show up on your doorstep out of nowhere, and businesses have to keep publicizing themselves wherever their future customers are! If you don´t know much about the world of social media (or feel like it is a bunch of nonsense) but feel like your business can´t stay relevant in today´s market without it, then Instagram Marketing: A Picture Perfect Way to Strike It Rich! is the book on the shelf that you need to grab now! Do you want to increase your sales now with very little work? Do you want to increase your visibility and have many people see what your company has to offer? You are able to do all of this even if you do not have experience with any social media website! It really does not matter a bit whether you have a restaurant, clothing shop, school, law firm, or clinic. Any business can benefit from a bit of Internet marketing in today´s age since most people in developed countries use the Internet to get information on everything. You may think that Instagram is just for basic white girls taking selfies, but there are actually many hidden functions within the app that can help you sell your product to millions of people. In the technology age, social media will only help explode your business into popularity, thus increasing your profit. We will teach you the basics of using the Explore feature on Instagram, hashtagging, outsourcing, and so much more! You will learn how to edit your photos with proficiency, making every one of your products stunning to your potential customers! We will show you clever ways to host contests with your followers through posts in order to get them engaged with your business, presenting you as a friendly and approachable place! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Edwards. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101291/bk_acx0_101291_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This is not a book about a dog. I really do prefer my husband - honest. But it´s hard to tell the story of our journey into the empty nest, and leave out one particular animal. Which kind of illustrates the problem. ´´Susan Morse´s second memoir, THE DOG STAYS IN THE PICTURE, is a hectic and hilarious look at growing up and letting go. There´s a little bit of Hollywood in the story, and a lot of family, along with love and loss and sickness and health, but most of all there is Lilly, neurotic and loyal Lilly, graceful and fast, with a dramatic past and a future full of hope. Morse has written an extraordinary tale of transition for dog and human both that is not to be missed.´´ —William Lasher, New York Times bestselling author of The Barkeep ´´Difficult circumstances can make or break a person - or a dog. In her affecting memoir The Dog Stays in the Picture, Susan Morse tells how she and her adopted racing greyhound, Lilly, cope with eerily similar challenges and help each other triumph.´´ —Cynthia A. Branigan, author of Adopting the Racing Greyhound and The Reign of the Greyhound´´Morse´s touching and sometimes laugh-out-loud memoir reminds us that in the act of rescuing someone else, we often end up rescuing ourselves.´´ —Lee Woodruff, bestselling author and contributing reporter for CBS This Morning ´´I read this book straight through in one night, and as an avid reader and greyhound rescuer, there are very few books which implore me to finish them in one night. Susan´s voice is real and raucous, and I can´t wait to read it again.´´ —Claudia Presto, founder of The Greyhound Gang 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Morse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/024254/bk_acx0_024254_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A wandering alien life form seeks a compatible host to share its life. The life has lived for a long time and shared life with many life forms. Throughout the alien´s life it is able to find suitable hosts for short periods of time and in other hosts life is hard and risky. Finally the alien life form travels to a planet and finds the perfect species to share its life with. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher M. Allport. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052251/bk_acx0_052251_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.